Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Warning: Poker Hand Replays Abound!

I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.  Go read "Red Square Poker" (I couldn't get my R's reversed in the title),  This online player's laptop broke down recently so he had to play without his HUD (Heads-Up Display showing him player tendencies).  I don't own a HUD.  Should I?  Let me know.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pokerus Interuptus

I have to pimp this blog just because I like the title.  Mr. Origami - yet another UK blogger plays micro-limits and might need some assistance in getting his blog to work the way he wants.  Anyone want to help?  Go Read!

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Poker Pro's Blog

No, I do not have a man-crush on this guy the way Norman Chad does.  But who knows, maybe I can learn a little by reading his blog.  Read it if you feel like it.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Poker for a living

I know I can't do it yet, but apparently this UK blogger can.  From online at PokerStars to live tournaments, he seems to have pretty good success.  Go read!

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stuff Going On

I have so much going on in my head at the moment.  My poker play at this time is meh.  I am unemployed, with a family.  My house is starting to fall apart.

It seems at times that I can to nothing right.  I tailor my resumes and cover letters to sell myself properly for each job I have applied for.  The jobs where I have interviewed, I thought I did a great job in selling myself.  The interviewers seemed enthusiastic about my chances.  I sent either a follow up note or email thanking them for the interview, their time, and that I hoped I would hear from them soon.

I know how the interview process works, I either helped hire or hired people myself in three of my former jobs.

And then I do hear from them.  We are sorry.  We were looking for someone with [more experience/less experience].  (Then comes my favorite...)  We will keep your resume/application on file and keep you in mind for any new position that becomes available.   I have not heard from them even though I have applied with the same companies since the initial job application.

It is just so discouraging.  I am a good, hard worker.  I am loyal to a company that shows me loyalty.  I have had 3 jobs post college - one 7+ years, one 10+ years and one 2+ years.  The job of 2+ years was convenience retail and two years is a lifetime.

I have had the good fortune in these jobs, to do many things, open and manage a bookstore, troubleshoot computer and credit card problems over the phone, write technical and troubleshooting guides, train new helpdesk personnel, write software, create reports using reporting software, use SQL to datamine information, and fix broken slurpee machines.

I have a proven track record of success and yet no one will hire me.  Didn't someone once say something like the definition of insanity is to continue to do the same things expecting a different outcome?  Well, I guess I will be insane until I get a job. (Thanks for the job climate Bush/Obama.) If you have any suggestions, or better yet, a job offer let me know.

OK, you have suffered enough.  Go Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

No Cash - Literally

I am not sure what I can learn from a blog titled "NoCash - Literally".  Does he mean he has no cash or that he does not play cash games.  From reading the blog, my guess would be the former as he does write about online cash games.  Complete with pictures and graphs even.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Book: Phil Gordon's Little Blue Book

Phil Gordon, poker pro, man about town, and friend to poker bloggers wrote a series of books.  So far I have read two of them.  This is what I had to say about the first one I read.

I liked Little Blue Book because he went through hands and explained what he did and why.  Although it is a bit much to read straight through.  I know I will go back to this book and study up when I have questions. 

I don't know how this book will affect the way I play poker, but considering my level of play this book certainly can't hurt it.

Go here to buy the book.  But if you are a cash poor unemployed poker player like me, check your local library.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another UK Blog

Neil Ross blogs about poker and life.  Read about his results.  Read about his vacation.  Just go and read here, now.  OK!

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

WPBT Winter Classic Coming Soon!

The WPBT Winter Classic is less than a month a way.  Bloggers from all over will descend on Las Vegas with all the hammers they can find.  Lots of booze and fun to be had.  What will I be doing?  The same thing I do every year Pinky,  I will be at home (and all the bloggers breathe a sigh of relief knowing they won't have to put up with hearing "Enjoy the Pokery Goodness" every 10 minutes).  Just make sure you post a trip report of whatever you can remember.

Seriously, if you can make it, it will be and awesomely amazing time.

Go read here for details.

Enjoy the... wait I already said that.


Book: Aces and Kings

This is a mini review of "Aces and Kings" by Michael Kaplan and Brad Reagan.  This book is a series of short biographies of many poker legends.  From Puggy Pearson to the rising stars of  "today" (the book was published in 2005), the authors tell various stories about the poker players.

The book is easy to read and enjoyable.  While there is very little on the specifics of the "Million-Dollar Strategies" from the players, they do clue us in to the general strategies of the players.

Remember those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.  This is a good book that gives a broad sweep of the history of poker from the 1940's up through the 2000's.

This book can be purchased here, or you can do what I did and visit your local library.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Triple Threat

Poker, Fantasy Football, and he runs too.  He also posts a hand history every now and then.  Quadruple threat!  Go read Jake's "Jurn8's Poker Adventures". 

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

High Steaks and Poker

No that isn't a typo.  Hollywood Casino has opened their newest restaurant, a high end steak house called "Final Cut"  That should satisfy the high rollers.  As I am still unemployed (Hire me, I am worth it.), I can not afford to eat there.  I can't even afford to Enjoy the Pokery Goodness at one of the 27 poker tables available.

An article on the restaurant can be found at "The Journal".

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In the Land of Poker

What's not to like, personal poker results, poker news, and football talk.  Poker blogger hoopie1's blog "In the Land of the Blind..." is worth a look.  Go, read, and come back to the worst poker blog ever.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

WPBT Winter Classic 2010

Yes, it is that time of year again.  Unfortunately, my current job status does not allow me to attend.  Someday, I will have a job... and one that pays enough for me to afford this trip.  Either that or we organize a WPBT event at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

For information on the Winter Classic, go read here.

In the past, this has been THE event.  I have so much enjoyed reading the trip reports.  If half of them are true, it is amazing that everyone has survived.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

PS:  I am available for dial-a-shots if you get desperate.  :-)

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Book: All In

I finished All In by Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback a couple of days ago.  This book's subtitle is "The (Almost) True Story of The World Series of Poker".  Overall a good read.  Well written and plenty of interviews with interesting people.

It is interesting to note that there were no records of the finishes for the WSOP before the 1980's.  I guess the Binions and their Texas poker playing friends liked it that way.

The book flowed well (unlike most of my posts).  There was not much strategy discussed although it was interesting that they broke up the book chronologically  by playing styles - Texas Road Players, Mayfair Players, Computer Whizzes, and Online Amateurs.

If you are at all fascinated with poker, this is a good book to read.  Go, buy it here.  Christmas is almost around the corner.  Or you can do as I did and see if your local library has the book.  (I am sure poker authors around the world will be happy when I get a job and can pay for their books.  Maybe they will find me a job.)

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Please Post More!

After having read a few posts from "The Iron Blog", I find myself wanting to read more.  Almost a year ago, he was in Vegas, playing live for the first time.  He promised a trip report which never materialized.  Maybe someday...

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Poker Is a Big Deal

I don't normally read blogs that put up monthly charts showing progress or lack thereof.  You on the other hand might like it.  Ben Holmes posts his wins and losses (last month he was down online) at "Holmes' Big Deal".

Note to self:  Need to win enough to update Poker Tracker.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

No Laughing Matter

Trying to improve your game can be tough.  Sometimes you have to look deeply and see something you don't want to see.  I know that this blogger is looking.  He knows there are holes in his game and he is looking.  And he writes pretty well too.

Go read "havin_a_laff"

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!


Monday, November 08, 2010

Hard-Boiled Poker

This blog is written by a guy who goes by "Short Stacked Shamus your average jingle-brained sap"  Well for a jingle-brained sap, he writes about poker a lot better than I do.  Go and read and give is blog some hits.

Read it here.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Book: Tournament Poker

Today. I am writing up a little review of "Championship Tournament Poker (Championship Series)" by Tom McEvoy.  I finished reading most of this book last week and have been trying to make sense of some of the ideas in it.  I read the Hold'em chapters, along with the Razz, Omaha, and 7-Stud.  These are the games that I am somewhat familiar with.

There was really nothing I found in the Hold'em chapters that I did not know already, the standard  "Play tight early, take advantage of tight players on the bubble, open up your card selection a bit as the blinds and antes go up."

That seemed to me to be the message regardless of what game was being discussed.  The chapters at the end of the book, at least to me, were the most informative and/or entertaining.  The chapter on "The Business of Big League Tournament Poker" I think I will find the most helpful.

All in all a good read.  If you want to pick up a copy follow this link, or better yet do what I did and see if your local library has a copy.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

WSOP Main Event Final!

Is set to begin shortly.  If you need your November Nine fix what are you doing reading this blog?

Go to ESPN3 for live streaming.

Go to Tao of Poker for live updates.  (Just don't tell Dr. Pauly I sent you or he may ban your IP address, heh)

Enjoy all the Pokery Goodness the final table has to offer!

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An English Blog Again!?!?!

OK, so I have been finding blogs from the UK a lot lately.  Doesn't mean you shouldn't read them.  This one is good and juicy.  I don't know the back story, but it makes a good read.  From her side of the story, her ex sounds like a real piece of work.

Plus, the site has a little fish tank.  Tap the glass and the fish come.  I killed ten minutes on that alone.

So go read "gobshite on legs".

And Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Forever Learning... Aren't We All

Nice little blog.  "Forever Learning" is blogged by Gavin, a self-described MMT and Super Series player on "Will Hill".  Beware, if you are at work (why are you reading poker blogs at work anyway?), there are some jokes, you know what I mean.  There is also the occasional NSFW (not safe for work) picture.  All in all, not a bad read.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Rising From the Ashes

Ben Dobson is another blogger from the UK.  Seems to be worth a read.  Go on over to "Fenix35's Poker Blog" and check it out.  You know you want to.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness.

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Monday, November 01, 2010

27th in 2010

I just watched Johnny Lodden finish 27th in this years WSOP Main Event.  I then found his blog.  Not much updating, but then I am sure he is a bit busy.  Check it out if you want.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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